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Information for families


My child has been placed on a community court order


The court may sentence your child to probation for up to two years. This will involve conditions which your child must obey until the order ends.


Your child's order may include conditions such as...

  • be of good behaviour

  • accept the supervision of Juvenile Justice

  • get a job

  • go to school

  • enrol in a course

  • go to counselling

  • not associate with certain people


This order may be unsupervised...

  • In this case it will be up to your child to obey the conditions of the order.

  • If the police find your child breaks any condition of this order, they could be arrested and may have to appear before the court again.


This order may be supervised...

  • In this case one of the conditions will be that your child accepts the supervision of Juvenile Justice.

  • Once the court has made the order, a conference will be held with the juvenile justice officer involved, applicable family members and your child. All these people will draw up a case plan to address the child’s offending behaviour. The support and involvement of parents and family is very important if the plan is to succeed.

  • The officer will conduct regular supervisory sessions with your child and will also maintain contact with you.

  • The officer will support your child in obeying the conditions of the order and where applicable, refer them to other appropriate agencies for various forms of assistance.



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